I bought these for my grandsons last summer, but could hardly face the idea of parting with them.
I feared that they would immediately be lost, so initially I gave them just ONE EACH. The next time I saw the boys (a few seconds later) both marbles had already gone, so I now feel vilified in having put the remainders aside.
Back in a loft in the UK I have a small collection of 'antique' marbles. These modern ones are not particularly well made, but they are still very beautiful objects.
I've always viewed marbles as a tiny example of man's control of nature. First, dig some sand.... etc.
God is still having a laugh at my expense - I really don't know why this sort of thing always seems to happen to me. I am not going to claim for loss of earnings by spending three days in Bristol C...
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